Flight Sergeant Lloyd Joseph SIMS

Service No: 434749
Born: Atherton QLD, 30 October 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 January 1943
Unit: No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF Station East Sale, VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Operational Training Unit Beaufort aircraft A9-228), near Eskdale VIC, 4 June 1945, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Sale War Cemetery VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Rowland and Wilhelmina Ellen Sims; husband of Dulcie Mary Sims, of Cairns, Queensland.
Roll of Honour: Cairns QLD
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 4 June 1945, Beaufort A9-228 crashed on Mount Tawonga, near Eskdale, killing its crew. The crew members were:

Flying Officer Robert Victor Clayton (406640) (Navigator)
Flying Officer Donald Algernon Flavel (416663) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Lloyd Joseph Sims (434749) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Frederick Anthony Wallis (408715) (Wireless Air Gunner)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 245


Lax, M. (Mark) (editor) Always Ready: a history of RAAF East Sale, RAAF Publications Unit Melbourne VIC, 1993
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990

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